View Poll Results: Who will win the 2022 Candidates Tournament?

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  • Fabiano Caruana

    4 33.33%
  • Ding Liren

    3 25.00%
  • Jan-Krzystof Duda

    0 0%
  • Alireza Firouzja

    4 33.33%
  • Hikaru Nakamura

    1 8.33%
  • Ian Nepomniachtchi

    0 0%
  • Teimour Radjabov

    0 0%
  • Richard Rapport

    0 0%
  • Sergey Karjakin

    0 0%
  • Other (late substitute)

    0 0%
  • No winner / event abandoned or cancelled

    0 0%
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  1. #91
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    Yes you're right Scott. Updated standings:

    1. Nepo 4.5/6 +3
    2. Caruana 4/6 +2
    3-4. Nakamura, Rapport 3/6 +0
    5-7. Ding, Radjabov, Duda 2.5/6 -1
    8. Firouzja 2/6 -2.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    I watched Nakamura going over his game with Ding and he was very disappointed because he thought he had a position where Ding could easily go astray and give him a winning attack. However Ding found all the best moves and the game ended in a draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    I watched Nakamura going over his game with Ding and he was very disappointed because he thought he had a position where Ding could easily go astray and give him a winning attack. However Ding found all the best moves and the game ended in a draw.
    I didn't watch the latest round yet, but this sounds quite similar to Ding pushing against Fabi a few days ago. Seemed like there might be something there, but Fabi navigated it brilliantly and made the defence look easy.
    Firouzja has looked quite out of sorts. Very well booked up, but once he gets out of book he's burning a lot of time.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Colliver View Post
    Nepo and Caruana both win to make it look like a race between the two of them.

    Firouzja now in last place has no chance of winning the Candidates.
    Both the leaders were recent challengers and lost. If either of them wins then Magnus cedes the title, they would be the best placeholders, making the best of an unsatisfactory solution.

    It is NOT akin to Karpov winning the title in 1975. He not only won the Candidates, beating Spassky as convincingly as Fischer had, but also had never even met Fischer let alone lost to him. (In hindsight, Karpov proved he was a most worthy champion.) Rather, it would be more like Spassky or Petrosian winning the 1974 Candidates cycle then inheriting the title from the man who thrashed both of them.
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    Nepo wins again after Rapport makes a terrible deecision to reject a repetition for a much worse position

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    Caruana wins a long game against Radjabov to stay 1/2 a point behind Nepo

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    Aamzing luck for Nepo - opponent falling for his long computer analysis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Aamzing luck for Nepo - opponent falling for his long computer analysis.
    Actually it wasn't his - according to Caruana the line has been known for a decade and is regarded as a draw. See this video from about the 10m point:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUMAAIgC2o8

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